Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pumpkin Pie Spice Play Dough

pumpkin pie spice play dough 2

I run a daycare. I have crafts and foods every day that pertain to a theme for the month. Yesterday I tried a new one and I had to share it! I absolutely LOVE pumpkin pie. Yum. I also make a delish Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crescent Roll* that is to die for. Really, anything sprinkled with pumpkin pie spice entices me. So, when I remembered a recipe that I had for Pumpkin Spice Play Dough, I just had to make it. Wow, it is fantastic. It really does smell great, and totally looks like you are playing with pumpkin pie. Awesome! We will be playing with this right up until Thanksgiving!

pumpkin pie spice play dough 1

Here’s the super easy recipe:

2 C Flour

1 C Salt

4 tsp. Cream of Tartar

3 tsp pumpkin-pie spice (I did 4…cuz I wanted to!)

2 C Water

2 TBL Vegetable Oil

Red and Yellow Food Coloring (the more the better!)

Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Stir on low heat until mixture starts forming a ball and will pull away from the sides. Let cool. Enjoy.


Obviously you could eat this dough and not die, but with that much salt, I can’t imagine it would taste very good!


Easy Peasy Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Recipe:

Refrigerator Crescent Rolls

Cream Cheese

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Orange sugar or sprinkles

Take Pillsbury Crescent Rolls and unroll them. Spread Cream Cheese on them. I used to love Cream Cheese and would add a thick layer. Now my thighs are begging for a thinner layer, and that tastes great too! Sprinkle with Pumpkin Pie Spice (again, to your liking...my liking is a LOT). Then, roll them up and cook them as directed. For extra bling, sprinkle the tops with orange sugar or sprinkles. I actually do this last step to differentiate between crescent rolls with the pumpkin pie cream cheese filling, and those without (sadly some members of my family do not like cream cheese...what are they thinking?!)!

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Rachel Berry said...

Oh this is perfect!!! I too run a daycare out of my home and am always looking for fun things to make with the kids!!

Thanks so much!!!

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

I bet my lil daycare kiddos would love this too! Thanks

Crafty Mom said...

This looks like FUN! I'd love for your to share your pumpkin cream cheese crescent roll recipe! YUM!

CitricSugar said...

Oh, memories..... But our playdough never smelled like anything but stale flour. :-)

Going to have to try the crescent rolls - WITH cream cheese. I believe it makes almost everything better.

Darin said...

I get on the computer to look up play dough recipes and I don't even have to look. Thank! (it does smell fabulous by the way!)

Shannon said...

I just made this to send in for my son's preschool class tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe it smells yummy!

dalia said...

Wow I love both recipes. I think pumpkin pie spice has to be the best smelling aroma ever!!

Liz said...

Great! I made this playdoh for my preschoolers Harvest party. I figured the kids would get enough candy,so I made a few batches of the playdoh and included a mini cookie cutter with each tub.I love this playdoh! And thanks for the recipe.You cannot go wrong with crescent rolls,cream cheese and pumpkin spice!

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Fabulous, can't wait to try it! :)

Amanda said...

Thanks so much for posting this recipe! It was so soft and smelled wonderful. I sent it to school for my dd's preschool class. I love your blog-you have such great ideas!

Together Time 4 Families said...

Having the annual block party this weekend and pumpkin pie playdough will be a hit for the young ones! Thanks
Susan at togethertime4families.com

alljoinin said...

Great post, I've added a link here http://alljoinin.blogspot.com/2011/10/so-autumn-pumpkin-theme-continued.html